High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Below you will find a list of companies that offer dividend yields of 3.5% or higher that trade on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Please note that the listed annual payout and dividend yield is based on the previous 12 months of dividend payments. If a company has cut their dividend in the last 12 months, the indicated annual payout and dividend yield may not represent what the company plans to pay out in dividends moving forward. Learn more.

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CompanyDividend
Yield
Annual
Payout
3-Year
Dividend Growth
Payout
Ratio
Earnings
Per Share
P/E
Ratio
LSC Communications (LKSD)71.23%$1.04N/A50.98%2.041.90
Swiss Helvetia Fund (SWZ)60.84%$4.9127.50%N/AN/AN/A
Tortoise Energy Independence Fund (NDP)41.08%$1.75N/AN/AN/AN/A
Foresight Energy (FELP)30.00%$0.12-43.90%N/A-0.37N/A
CBL & Associates Properties (CBL)29.17%$0.35-9.00%20.11%1.740.69
Acorn International (ATV)26.31%$4.92N/AN/AN/AN/A
Washington Prime Group (WPG)25.32%$1.0010.10%66.23%1.512.62
Consolidated Communications (CNSL)24.68%$1.16N/AN/A-0.43-11.19
Just Energy Group (JE)24.67%$0.375.00%132.14%0.2812.50
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT)23.61%$2.20-3.40%N/AN/A2.20
Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP)23.42%$1.00-14.90%303.03%0.33-22.47
SandRidge Permian Trust (PER)22.64%$0.36-37.40%N/AN/A3.79
Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP)22.20%$1.150.40%N/A-0.4886.33
CBL ASSOCIATES DS RPT 1/10 SR D PRF (CBL.PD)21.67%$1.84N/AN/AN/AN/A
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (SDR)20.52%$0.11-43.40%N/AN/A3.04
Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG)20.49%$0.25-11.50%64.10%0.395.08
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR)20.10%$0.13-45.80%N/AN/A2.42
CBL & ASSOCIATE/DEPOSITARY SH S E (CBL.PE)19.86%$1.66N/AN/AN/AN/A
Tremont Mortgage Trust (TRMT)18.57%$0.88N/AN/AN/A12.10
SemGroup (SEMG)18.39%$1.895.90%2,700.00%0.07-54.11
Sandridge Mississippian Trust I (SDT)17.85%$0.10-47.20%N/AN/A3.38
Banco Macro (BMA)17.66%$4.36N/A50.46%8.643.16
CTR COAST MLP &/COM (CEN)17.15%$1.25N/AN/AN/AN/A
Antero Midstream (AM)17.06%$1.2334.00%73.21%1.6821.85
Orchid Island Capital (ORC)17.05%$0.96-14.10%64.43%1.494.08
Golar LNG Partners (GMLP)16.84%$1.62-2.40%160.40%1.019.16
Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA)16.71%$1.20-31.60%N/A-0.37N/A
Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS)16.56%$1.28N/A220.69%0.583.96
Oxford Lane Capital (OXLC)16.55%$1.62-12.30%99.39%1.63N/A
New Media Investment Group (NEWM)16.52%$1.524.90%211.11%0.7235.35
Medalist Diversified REIT (MDRR)16.47%$0.70N/AN/AN/AN/A
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fnd (EDF)16.22%$2.16N/AN/AN/AN/A
Arlington Asset Investment (AI)16.10%$0.90-17.10%41.67%2.162.71
MV Oil Trust (MVO)16.09%$1.223.70%N/AN/A5.47
VOC Energy Trust (VOC)15.92%$0.8214.70%N/AN/A7.25
Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS)15.89%$0.34-17.70%N/AN/AN/A
Sprague Resources (SRLP)15.69%$2.6711.00%74.79%3.575.39
Mammoth Energy Services (TUSK)15.67%$0.50N/AN/AN/A0.57
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (PEI)15.56%$0.8410.10%55.63%1.513.51
CONSOL Coal Resources (CCR)15.46%$2.05N/AN/AN/A5.59
CVR Partners (UAN)15.18%$0.56N/AN/A-0.51N/A
Stone Harbor Emerging Mkt Total Incom FD (EDI)15.10%$1.81N/AN/AN/AN/A
EQM Midstream Partners (EQM)14.94%$4.6419.70%80.00%5.806.12
EAGLE POINT CR/COM (ECC)14.92%$2.400.70%142.01%1.6910.12
USD Partners (USDP)14.81%$1.468.30%137.74%1.0612.81
Voya Natural Resources Equity Income Fnd (IRR)14.78%$0.65-12.20%N/AN/AN/A
InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . (ICMB)14.71%$1.00N/AN/AN/A6.87
Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT)14.57%$0.298.00%181.25%0.165.91
Salem Media Group (SALM)14.53%$0.26N/A113.04%0.2319.89
Clearbridge Energy MidstreamOprtntyFdInc (EMO)14.45%$1.28-5.30%N/AN/AN/A
Rivernorth Opportunities Fund (RIV)14.38%$2.52N/AN/AN/AN/A
Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (CHMI)14.38%$1.96-0.70%97.03%2.026.06
Green Plains Partners (GPP)14.34%$1.9068.00%107.95%1.768.33
CM Finance (CMFN)14.27%$1.00-10.10%97.09%1.035.04
Fiduciary/Claymore Energy Infrstrctr Fnd (FMO)14.16%$1.29-6.50%N/AN/AN/A
Tailored Brands (TLRD)14.12%$0.72N/A28.80%2.502.21
Blackrock Capital Investment (BKCC)13.93%$0.72-5.00%110.77%0.658.08
Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund (NCV)13.88%$0.78-8.10%N/AN/AN/A
ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY)13.86%$1.20N/A100.84%1.197.22
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT)13.78%$0.311.20%N/AN/AN/A
North European Oil Royalty Trust (NRT)13.73%$0.88-18.00%N/AN/A7.86
Monroe Capital (MRCC)13.69%$1.40N/A90.91%1.546.52
Blueknight Energy Partners (BKEP)13.68%$0.16-7.20%N/A-0.20N/A
Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund II (NCZ)13.66%$0.69-9.70%N/AN/AN/A
DYNAGAS LNG PAR/UT LTD PARTN INT S (DLNG.PA)13.66%$2.25N/AN/AN/AN/A
First Trust New Opprtnts MLP & Engy Fd (FPL)13.58%$1.26-2.50%N/AN/AN/A
The Zweig Total Return Fund (ZTR)13.57%$1.4712.60%N/AN/AN/A
Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP)13.57%$2.16-8.00%79.70%2.716.52
Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP)13.57%$2.16-8.00%79.70%2.716.52
Avianca (AVH)13.55%$0.45-23.50%118.42%0.383.65
Equitrans Midstream (ETRN)13.44%$1.80N/AN/AN/AN/A
Tortoise Midstream Energy Fund (NTG)13.42%$1.69-17.00%N/AN/AN/A
EnLink Midstream (ENLC)13.40%$1.132.50%251.11%0.45-120.43
Garrison Capital (GARS)13.31%$0.92-8.60%82.88%1.118.16
New Residential Investment (NRZ)13.24%$2.006.20%87.34%2.296.35
Nexpoint Strategic Opportunities Fund (NHF)13.20%$2.40-5.90%N/AN/AN/A
The Zweig Fund (ZF)13.19%$1.4413.00%N/AN/AN/A
BLUEKNIGHT ENER/UT LTD PARTN INT S (BKEPP)13.09%$0.72N/AN/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Tax-Advntgd Glbl SH Yld Fd (HTY)13.06%$0.88-7.50%N/AN/AN/A
NY MTG TR INC/SH (NYMT)12.94%$0.80-8.70%333.33%0.247.19
Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities (JMLP)12.82%$0.75-15.50%N/AN/AN/A
FS KKR Capital (FSK)12.82%$0.76N/A96.20%0.796.98
Andeavor Logistics (ANDX)12.81%$4.12N/A151.47%2.7212.52
ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund (CTR)12.78%$1.16-6.10%N/AN/AN/A
Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renassnc Fd (GER)12.77%$0.64-21.50%N/AN/AN/A
Vermilion Energy (VET)12.75%$2.09-0.30%254.88%0.8221.29
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit (ANH)12.72%$0.44-0.60%N/AN/A7.53
Oxford Square Capital (OXSQ)12.70%$0.80N/A117.65%0.689.40
Duff & Phelps Selct Mlp Mdsm Egy Fd (DSE)12.68%$0.60-19.00%N/AN/AN/A
AG Mortgage Investment Trust (MITT)12.63%$2.00-6.70%110.50%1.818.35
Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC)12.58%$1.24-22.00%86.71%1.437.25
PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fund (PGP)12.56%$1.46-12.20%N/AN/AN/A
USA Compression Partners (USAC)12.56%$2.100.40%N/A-0.28-38.88
DE ENHANCED GLB/COM (DEX)12.44%$1.2314.60%N/AN/AN/A
Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP)12.43%$1.96N/A107.69%1.828.66
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure (TYG)12.42%$2.620.40%N/A-0.38N/A
Clearbridge MLP and Midstream Fund (CEM)12.41%$1.42-5.90%N/AN/AN/A
MILLER HOWARD/COM (HIE)12.41%$1.39N/AN/AN/AN/A
First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund (FEI)12.39%$1.42-1.10%N/AN/AN/A
The India Fund (IFN)12.38%$2.5133.00%N/AN/AN/A
Colony Credit Real Estate (CLNC)12.38%$1.74N/AN/AN/A20.09
THL Credit (TCRD)12.37%$0.84-7.40%73.04%1.156.35
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO (MBT)12.29%$1.01-0.10%105.21%0.967.83
Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund (GPM)12.24%$0.9610.10%N/AN/AN/A
Targa Resources Partners (NGLS.PA)12.24%$3.30N/AN/AN/AN/A
TORTOISE PIPELI/COM (TTP)12.22%$1.63-3.30%N/AN/AN/A
BT Group (BT)12.20%$1.291.60%78.66%1.648.32
AmeriGas Partners (APU)12.17%$3.801.40%169.64%2.2414.19
Capitala Finance (CPTA)12.12%$1.00-19.00%95.24%1.058.25
Kayne Anderson MLP Midstream Invstmnt (KYN)12.12%$1.80-9.50%N/AN/AN/A
AGNC Investment (AGNC)12.11%$1.92-4.80%78.69%2.446.74
Crossamerica Partners (CAPL)12.08%$2.10-0.40%N/A-0.26158.00
Wells Fargo Global Dividend Oppty Fund (EOD)12.08%$0.65-3.30%N/AN/AN/A
PermRock Royalty Trust (PRT)12.03%$0.84N/A37.84%2.225.45
PIMCO High Income Fund (PHK)12.00%$0.93-11.70%N/AN/AN/A
Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrstrctre (MFD)12.00%$1.20-5.00%N/AN/AN/A
CUSHING RENAISS/COM (SZC)11.97%$1.64N/AN/AN/AN/A
Two Harbors Investment (TWO)11.97%$1.60-12.20%84.66%1.896.79
Great Elm Capital (GECC)11.92%$1.00N/A67.57%1.487.92
ARMOUR Residential REIT (ARR)11.92%$2.04-16.30%83.27%2.456.85
Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund (VGI)11.91%$1.511.80%N/AN/AN/A
Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportun Fund (GMZ)11.83%$0.84-14.90%N/AN/AN/A
Dynex Capital (DX)11.79%$1.80-9.50%253.52%0.716.97
DCP Midstream (DCP)11.79%$3.12N/A278.57%1.1217.19
Icahn Enterprises (IEP)11.79%$8.005.30%N/AN/AN/A
Vector Group (VGR)11.77%$1.60N/A390.24%0.4123.43
Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR)11.76%$1.80-1.40%112.50%1.608.43
Capital Product Partners (CPLP)11.71%$1.26-30.20%969.23%0.1310.98
OFS Capital (OFS)11.65%$1.36N/A103.82%1.317.90
Eca Marcellus Trust I (ECT)11.63%$0.15-12.30%N/AN/A5.04
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc 6% Conv. Pref. Shrs (CYCCP)11.58%$0.60N/AN/AN/AN/A
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc 6% Conv. Pref. Shrs (CYCCP)11.58%$0.60N/AN/AN/AN/A
Aberdeen Income Credit Strategies Fund (ACP)11.54%$1.44-8.10%N/AN/AN/A
OFS Credit (OCCI)11.51%$2.00N/AN/AN/AN/A
Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund (IGD)11.50%$0.73-7.10%N/AN/AN/A
Student Transportation (STB)11.46%$0.44-25.80%275.00%0.16N/A
X-Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETN (USOI)11.43%$2.28N/AN/AN/AN/A
First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd (FGB)11.42%$0.700.20%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (JMF)11.42%$1.00-6.40%N/AN/AN/A
bebe stores (BEBE)11.32%$0.68N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP)11.32%$1.769.00%105.39%1.678.54
Dorchester Minerals (DMLP)11.29%$2.0614.60%N/AN/A11.43
PennantPark Investment (PNNT)11.25%$0.72-13.70%97.30%0.748.53
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write (ETW)11.25%$1.090.70%N/AN/AN/A
Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund (GOF)11.24%$2.192.90%N/AN/AN/A
GasLog Partners LP Unit (GLOP)11.22%$2.205.90%131.74%1.6711.14
KNOT Offshore Partners (KNOP)11.08%$2.080.80%75.64%2.757.48
Royce Micro Capital Trust (RMT)11.06%$0.91-15.90%N/AN/AN/A
NGL Energy Partners (NGL)11.05%$1.56-14.70%N/A-0.44-11.21
Delek Logistics Partners (DKL)11.01%$3.4012.00%114.48%2.9711.65
Voya International High Div Eqt Incm Fd (IID)10.93%$0.62-9.00%N/AN/AN/A
Guggenheim Credit Allocation Fund (GGM)10.93%$2.182.90%N/AN/AN/A
MIND C.T.I. (MNDO)10.92%$0.26N/AN/AN/A8.81
Kimbell Royalty Partners (KRP)10.91%$1.56N/A400.00%0.39-71.50
Kayne Anderson Midstream Energy Fd (KMF)10.90%$1.20-13.60%N/AN/AN/A
Madison Covered Call & Equity Strtgy Fd (MCN)10.89%$0.7210.10%N/AN/AN/A
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Dive Eq (EXG)10.89%$0.910.70%N/AN/AN/A
CALAMOS CONV. OPPTYS. & INCOME FUND (CHI)10.86%$1.14-1.30%N/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (HEQ)10.84%$1.509.90%N/AN/AN/A
Prospect Capital (PSEC)10.83%$0.72-11.90%84.71%0.857.82
Global Net Lease (GNL)10.82%$2.1324.40%103.90%2.059.20
MFA FINL INC/SH (MFA)10.81%$0.80N/A108.11%0.7410.88
Quad/Graphics (QUAD)10.80%$1.20N/A63.49%1.896.21
Tallgrass Energy (TGE)10.75%$2.16N/A172.80%1.2515.82
Online Resources (ORCC)10.74%$1.76N/AN/AN/AN/A
Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (CHY)10.72%$1.20-1.30%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock TCP Capital (TCPC)10.71%$1.44N/A91.72%1.578.45
Permian Basin Royalty Trust (PBT)10.70%$0.5221.30%N/AN/A9.86
Cushing MLP Total Return Fund (SRV)10.69%$1.08-2.70%N/AN/AN/A
Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL)10.67%$1.320.40%133.33%0.9911.14
Horizons Nasdaq-100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD)10.67%$2.454.00%N/AN/AN/A
Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund (CHW)10.63%$0.84N/AN/AN/AN/A
Global Partners (GLP)10.62%$2.06-11.80%332.26%0.6211.21
Royce Value Trust (RVT)10.62%$1.510.50%N/AN/AN/A
CNX Midstream Partners (CNXM)10.62%$1.55N/AN/AN/A7.72
Apollo Investment (AINV)10.60%$1.80-9.10%295.08%0.619.38
Hi-Crush (HCR)10.58%$0.22N/AN/AN/A1.40
BROOKFIELD RL A/SHS BEN INT (RA)10.58%$2.39N/AN/AN/AN/A
Gabelli Multimedia Trust (GGT)10.56%$0.90-1.40%N/AN/AN/A
First Trust Dynamic Europe Eqty Incm Fd (FDEU)10.56%$1.45128.90%N/AN/AN/A
The GEO Group (GEO)10.53%$1.924.00%98.46%1.957.38
Gabelli Equity Trust (GAB)10.53%$0.64N/AN/AN/AN/A
Sunoco (SUN)10.50%$3.307.20%143.48%2.3012.18
Ready Capital (RC)10.49%$1.60N/A90.91%1.768.66
Fidus Investment (FDUS)10.47%$1.560.40%107.59%1.4510.49
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN)10.43%$1.12-11.00%80.58%1.399.42
Holly Energy Partners (HEP)10.42%$2.696.70%155.49%1.7315.18
Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)10.41%$4.000.80%168.07%2.3818.13
iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF (COMT)10.41%$3.31105.40%N/AN/AN/A
Portman Ridge Finance (PTMN)10.39%$0.24N/AN/AN/A22.95
Tekla World Healthcare Fund (THW)10.36%$1.4044.20%N/AN/AN/A
Partnerre (PRE.PH)10.35%$2.80N/AN/AN/AN/A
Superior Industries International (SUP)10.32%$0.36-20.60%100.00%0.36-69.80
Western Asset Mrtg Defined Oppn Fund (DMO)10.27%$2.28-10.10%N/AN/AN/A
Gamco Natural Resources Gold & Incm Trst (GNT)10.27%$0.60-10.60%N/AN/AN/A
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (SHI)10.25%$3.22N/A34.22%9.414.38
Permianville Royalty Trust (PVL)10.25%$0.25N/AN/AN/A1.63
WhiteHorse Finance (WHF)10.23%$1.42N/A95.30%1.499.25
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (USA)10.20%$0.6513.70%N/AN/AN/A
CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW (CIM)10.18%$2.009.90%88.11%2.278.39
First Trust/aberdeen Emerging Oppo (FEO)10.16%$1.40N/AN/AN/AN/A
Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN)10.09%$1.20-4.60%105.26%1.149.19
Barings Global Short Duratin Hgh Yld Fnd (BGH)10.08%$1.78-8.30%N/AN/AN/A
New Mountain Finance (NMFC)10.08%$1.36N/A99.27%1.379.78
Stellus Capital Investment (SCM)10.08%$1.36N/A107.09%1.279.50
Black Stone Minerals (BSM)10.05%$1.4846.50%170.11%0.8710.15
Suburban Propane Partners (SPH)10.01%$2.40-12.10%205.13%1.1719.34
CSS Industries (CSS)10.00%$0.403.60%90.91%0.44-1.56
Voya Emerging Markets High Div Equity Fd (IHD)9.99%$0.74-12.20%N/AN/AN/A
Cohen & Strs MLP Inc & Ergy Oprty Fd (MIE)9.97%$0.92-11.20%N/AN/AN/A
TCG BDC (CGBD)9.93%$1.48N/A89.70%1.658.62
BGC Partners (BGCP)9.89%$0.5610.10%40.58%1.387.86
Corecivic (CXW)9.88%$1.76-7.10%75.86%2.327.71
Genesis Energy (GEL)9.86%$2.20-5.30%666.67%0.33-279.00
Voya Infrastructure Industrls & Mtrls Fd (IDE)9.86%$1.16-9.80%N/AN/AN/A
Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (AWP)9.82%$0.60-2.90%N/AN/AN/A
Ship Finance International (SFL)9.80%$1.40-7.00%126.13%1.1113.87
Calamos Dynamic Convertible & Incm Fd (CCD)9.80%$2.0019.70%N/AN/AN/A
Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT)9.71%$1.140.40%117.53%0.9711.08
Cypress Energy Partners (CELP)9.71%$0.84-19.80%155.56%0.5411.00
Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund (DBL)9.70%$2.00-1.00%N/AN/AN/A
Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (AVK)9.70%$1.4110.80%N/AN/AN/A
KKR Income Opportunities Fund (KIO)9.70%$1.50N/AN/AN/AN/A
Eaton Vance Risk-Mngd Dvrsfd Eqty Inc Fd (ETJ)9.69%$0.91-3.80%N/AN/AN/A
Calamos Global Total Return Fund (CGO)9.68%$1.20N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hercules Capital (HTGC)9.65%$1.28N/A104.07%1.2311.14
PBF Logistics (PBFX)9.64%$2.0611.00%110.16%1.8711.74
Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Ttl Rtrn Strtgy Fd (JTA)9.64%$1.089.80%N/AN/AN/A
Western Midstream Partners (WES)9.64%$2.478.50%134.97%1.8310.21
Tekla Healthcare Investors (HQH)9.63%$1.82-9.60%N/AN/AN/A
Sprott Focus Trust (FUND)9.63%$0.6716.10%N/AN/AN/A
Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd (IAE)9.60%$0.82-12.30%N/AN/AN/A
Westwood Holdings Group (WHG)9.58%$2.8810.80%N/AN/A17.16
Harvest Capital Credit (HCAP)9.55%$0.96-5.00%100.00%0.9613.15
Strategic Global Government Fund Inc. Closed-End Fund (RCS)9.55%$0.87-5.50%N/AN/AN/A
Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI)9.54%$1.842.30%106.36%1.7311.55
B&G Foods (BGS)9.53%$1.9011.10%90.91%2.0910.78
Tekla Life Sciences Investors (HQL)9.51%$1.49-8.10%N/AN/AN/A
Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (TEI)9.50%$0.862.80%N/AN/AN/A
Pimco Income Strategy Fund (PFL)9.50%$1.08-4.00%N/AN/AN/A
PCM Fund (PCM)9.47%$1.04-2.90%N/AN/AN/A
MFS Special Value Trust (MFV)9.47%$0.55-1.00%N/AN/AN/A
PIMCO Corporate&Income Opportunity Fund (PTY)9.45%$1.69-11.00%N/AN/AN/A
Kenon (KEN)9.44%$1.86N/AN/AN/AN/A
Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund (LOR)9.44%$0.891.90%N/AN/AN/A
Ellington Financial (EFC)9.43%$1.68-12.50%118.31%1.4212.63
Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)9.40%$2.57N/AN/AN/A6.91
Pimco Income Strategy Fund II (PFN)9.26%$0.96-4.90%N/AN/AN/A
Barnes & Noble (BKS)9.24%$0.6026.00%117.65%0.5119.12
Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN)9.24%$0.3926.50%N/AN/A1.87
Mplx (MPLX)9.20%$2.6713.50%115.58%2.3112.68
Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV)9.17%$0.207.70%74.07%0.2737.67
Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP Unit (LMRK)9.14%$1.4711.60%237.10%0.6228.23
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (CRT)9.13%$0.86-1.10%N/AN/A7.91
Targa Resources (TRGP)9.12%$3.642.40%1,348.15%0.27199.50
Cohen and Steers Global Income Builder (INB)9.09%$0.83-9.60%N/AN/AN/A
Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd (DPG)9.09%$1.40N/AN/AN/AN/A
Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (ETV)9.08%$1.332.90%N/AN/AN/A
DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund (DSL)9.05%$1.80N/AN/AN/AN/A
Western Asset Emerging Mrkts Dbt Fnd (EMD)9.05%$1.2611.70%N/AN/AN/A
Hunt Companies Finance Trust (HCFT)9.04%$0.30N/A85.71%0.35-10.71
Highway (HIHO)9.04%$0.15-9.10%N/AN/AN/A
ARBOR RLTY TR I/SH (ABR)9.03%$1.1619.10%105.45%1.1010.61
Macerich (MAC)9.03%$3.004.10%76.73%3.918.63
Signet Jewelers (SIG)9.02%$1.4819.10%34.91%4.244.41
Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd (GCV)9.02%$0.48N/AN/AN/AN/A
Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Domestic (EDD)9.00%$0.60-13.00%N/AN/AN/A
Granite Point Mortgage Trust (GPMT)8.99%$1.68N/A109.09%1.5413.15
BP Midstream Partners (BPMP)8.98%$1.29N/AN/AN/A11.31
Saratoga Investment (SAR)8.96%$2.249.00%98.25%2.289.50
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP.PF)8.95%$2.00N/AN/AN/AN/A
MFS Intermediate Income Trust (MIN)8.95%$0.34-4.40%N/AN/AN/A
VEON (VEON)8.91%$0.22N/AN/AN/A-10.74
A. H. Belo (AHC)8.89%$0.32N/A114.29%0.28N/A
Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)8.89%$1.320.10%N/AN/AN/A
Falcon Minerals (FLMN)8.84%$0.60N/AN/AN/A33.95
Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (DHF)8.82%$0.27-6.80%N/AN/AN/A
Macy's (M)8.81%$1.513.90%38.42%3.934.10
Briggs & Stratton (BGG)8.81%$0.562.50%38.62%1.45-19.88
Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD)8.79%$1.8010.10%90.45%1.999.94
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC (TPVG)8.78%$1.44N/A82.76%1.749.60
Gladstone Capital (GLAD)8.76%$0.84N/A97.67%0.8611.28
Ivy High Income Opportunities Fund (IVH)8.73%$1.20-7.20%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Diversified Dividend & Income Fd. (JDD)8.73%$0.966.90%N/AN/AN/A
Lazard Global Total Return & Income Fund (LGI)8.71%$1.3938.40%N/AN/AN/A
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (KREF)8.71%$1.72N/A96.63%1.7810.28
Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET)8.70%$1.22N/AN/AN/A12.19
Bain Capital Specialty Finance (BCSF)8.70%$1.64N/A92.13%1.7813.01
BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (STK)8.65%$1.85N/AN/AN/AN/A
PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (PKO)8.65%$2.28-19.60%N/AN/AN/A
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)8.63%$1.428.30%58.44%2.436.64
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP.PC)8.62%$2.22N/AN/AN/AN/A
Maiden (MHLD)8.62%$0.05-1.30%4.55%1.10N/A
LMP Capital and Income Fund (SCD)8.61%$1.242.50%N/AN/AN/A
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Divide (ETO)8.58%$2.16-9.90%N/AN/AN/A
Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund (ARDC)8.57%$1.29-2.80%N/AN/AN/A
NuStar Energy (NS)8.55%$2.40-12.90%125.65%1.9141.90
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT)8.54%$1.88-6.50%124.50%1.5111.06
TPG RE Finance Trust (TRTX)8.54%$1.72N/A97.73%1.7611.85
BlackRock Global Energy & Resources Trus (BGR)8.53%$0.93-14.60%N/AN/AN/A
Allianzgi Diversified Incm and Cnvrtb Fd (ACV)8.52%$2.0033.90%N/AN/AN/A
Salient Midstream & MLP Fund (SMM)8.51%$0.68-19.80%N/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Investors Trust (JHI)8.50%$1.473.80%N/AN/AN/A
Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF (KBWD)8.48%$1.790.20%N/AN/AN/A
Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT)8.47%$2.162.00%54.82%3.946.91
Enviva Partners (EVA)8.47%$2.6452.80%517.65%0.5143.92
Blue Capital Reinsurance (BCRH)8.45%$0.60N/A85.71%0.70-2.17
Ciner Resources (CINR)8.45%$1.36N/A51.91%2.627.06
Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE)8.45%$1.323.80%100.00%1.3211.24
MFS Charter Income Trust (MCR)8.43%$0.703.80%N/AN/AN/A
Pioneer High Income Trust (PHT)8.43%$0.78-17.80%N/AN/AN/A
Gabelli Utility Trust (GUT)8.43%$0.60N/AN/AN/AN/A
First Trust High Income Long/short Fund (FSD)8.42%$1.261.60%N/AN/AN/A
Ares Capital (ARCC)8.41%$1.600.40%101.27%1.5811.32
Blackrock Enhanced Internationl Dvdnd Tr (BGY)8.38%$0.46-9.00%N/AN/AN/A
MFS Multimarket Income Trust (MMT)8.36%$0.493.60%N/AN/AN/A
National CineMedia (NCMI)8.35%$0.68-8.20%178.95%0.3822.00
Artisan Partners Asset Management (APAM)8.35%$2.40N/A77.67%3.099.77
First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity (FAM)8.33%$0.90-8.40%N/AN/AN/A
PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (PDI)8.32%$2.65-20.70%N/AN/AN/A
Chico's FAS (CHS)8.31%$0.353.10%55.56%0.6313.58
Eaton Vance Tax Managed Diversified Eq. (ETY)8.31%$1.012.90%N/AN/AN/A
Great Ajax (AJX)8.31%$1.2824.00%79.01%1.6210.55
Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX)8.31%$1.7228.40%126.47%1.3610.84
Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs (FTAI)8.30%$1.3240.10%412.50%0.32144.55
Tortoise Power & Energy Infrstrct Fd (TPZ)8.30%$1.50-2.60%N/AN/AN/A
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP)8.29%$1.8312.00%112.27%1.6314.62
Nuveen Global High Income Fund (JGH)8.27%$1.28-2.20%N/AN/AN/A
Whitestone REIT (WSR)8.27%$1.14N/A109.62%1.0411.89
New Senior Investment Group (SNR)8.25%$0.52-7.30%92.86%0.5611.05
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income (ETB)8.25%$1.302.90%N/AN/AN/A
Apollo Tactical Income Fund (AIF)8.25%$1.25-4.10%N/AN/AN/A
Aberdeen Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD)8.24%$0.69-2.70%N/AN/AN/A
Psychemedics (PMD)8.24%$0.724.80%N/AN/A12.94
American Finance Trust (AFIN)8.23%$1.10N/AN/AN/AN/A
1ST TR ENERGY I/SH (FIF)8.22%$1.32-7.40%N/AN/AN/A
Western Asset High Income Fund II (HIX)8.20%$0.55-12.90%N/AN/AN/A
Exantas Capital Corp. Preferred Shares C (XAN.PC)8.18%$2.16N/AN/AN/AN/A
Blackrock Multi-Sector Income Trust (BIT)8.18%$1.402.90%N/AN/AN/A
Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA)8.16%$1.804.00%72.87%2.479.63
Alcentra Capital (ABDC)8.15%$0.72-16.60%N/AN/A9.79
Plymouth Ind Re (PLYM)8.14%$1.50N/AN/A-4.09N/A
Solar Senior Capital (SUNS)8.14%$1.412.90%100.71%1.4012.29
Pimco Dynamic Credit and MortggeIncmFund (PCI)8.13%$1.97-7.60%N/AN/AN/A
Hess Midstream Partners (HESM)8.12%$1.59N/AN/AN/A15.42
Blackrock Coporate High Yield Fund (HYT)8.10%$0.862.90%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Resources and Commodities (BCX)8.05%$0.62-8.50%N/AN/AN/A
Micro Focus International (MFGP)8.05%$1.12N/A52.58%2.13N/A
Kite Realty Group Trust (KRG)8.04%$1.275.60%63.50%2.007.90
Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II (VLT)8.03%$1.16-2.60%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opp Fund (JSD)8.02%$1.214.30%N/AN/AN/A
Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (AGD)8.00%$0.78-2.70%N/AN/AN/A
Ladder Capital (LADR)8.00%$1.367.70%79.07%1.728.72
Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fd (JTD)7.98%$1.3411.40%N/AN/AN/A
Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (SRET)7.97%$1.1822.30%N/AN/AN/A
Cohen & Steers Clsd-End Optuny Fnd (FOF)7.94%$1.040.10%N/AN/AN/A
NEWTEK Business Services (NEWT)7.92%$1.849.80%96.84%1.9011.98
CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Incm Fd (IGR)7.87%$0.601.70%N/AN/AN/A
Starwood Property Trust (STWD)7.87%$1.92N/A90.14%2.1311.56
Oaktree Capital Group LLC Unit (OAK)7.86%$4.2012.20%156.13%2.6920.32
Unique Fabricating (UFAB)7.86%$0.2026.00%24.69%0.81N/A
THL Credit Senior Loan Fund (TSLF)7.84%$1.15-4.90%N/AN/AN/A
Solar Capital (SLRC)7.84%$1.640.60%91.11%1.8011.81
John Hancock Financial Opprts Fund (BTO)7.81%$2.5719.90%N/AN/AN/A
Exantas Capital (XAN)7.81%$0.90N/A84.11%1.0716.24
National Grid (NGG)7.80%$4.01-20.20%104.70%3.8313.43
Global X SuperDividend Alternatives ETF (ALTY)7.79%$1.1657.20%N/AN/AN/A
Spirit MTA REIT (SMTA)7.77%$0.66N/AN/AN/AN/A
Colony Capital (CLNY)7.77%$0.44-41.90%73.33%0.609.13
Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund (JCE)7.77%$1.11-23.20%N/AN/AN/A
Centurylink (CTL)7.75%$1.00N/A93.46%1.0710.84
SOTHERLY HOTELS/SH SH (SOHO)7.75%$0.5217.50%50.00%1.046.98
Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund (AFT)7.75%$1.15-0.50%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Real Estate Income Fund (JRS)7.71%$0.825.50%N/AN/AN/A
Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT)7.69%$0.24N/A23.76%1.012.48
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (HPS)7.68%$1.472.90%N/AN/AN/A
Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (THQ)7.67%$1.352.90%N/AN/AN/A
Cato (CATO)7.66%$1.323.20%377.14%0.3512.79
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU)7.65%$0.822.30%N/AN/AN/A
Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund (CSQ)7.64%$0.99N/AN/AN/AN/A
Manhattan Bridge Capital (LOAN)7.64%$0.4813.70%N/AN/A13.32
Altria Group (MO)7.62%$3.2010.40%80.00%4.0010.53
Pimco Corporate & Income Strategy Fund (PCN)7.61%$1.35-7.40%N/AN/AN/A
AllianceBernstein (AB)7.58%$2.2414.30%86.15%2.6011.07
Mexico Fund (MXF)7.57%$1.00-32.40%N/AN/AN/A
Tecnoglass (TGLS)7.56%$0.56N/AN/AN/A8.72
Oaktree Strategic Income (OCSI)7.54%$0.62N/A93.94%0.6612.27
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (BLX)7.53%$1.54N/A81.48%1.8973.00
TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX)7.53%$1.56N/A77.23%2.029.21
Cushing Energy Income Cf (SRF)7.52%$0.48-42.10%N/AN/AN/A
Compass Diversified (CODI)7.52%$1.44N/A76.19%1.8913.30
Nuveen S&P 500 Buy-Write Income Fund (BXMX)7.50%$0.989.50%N/AN/AN/A
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund (ASG)7.50%$0.454.80%N/AN/AN/A
Iron Mountain (IRM)7.50%$2.447.20%115.09%2.1214.15
RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)7.48%$1.320.80%58.15%2.277.81
Anworth Mortgage Asset Co. Preferred Shares Series C (ANH.PC)7.46%$1.91N/AN/AN/AN/A
CorePoint Lodging (CPLG)7.46%$0.80N/AN/AN/A5.21
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Dvd. (ETG)7.44%$1.232.90%N/AN/AN/A
Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT)7.44%$1.127.20%56.57%1.986.85
Putnam Master Int. Income (PIM)7.42%$0.34-2.90%N/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (HPF)7.41%$1.682.90%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Real Asset Income and Growth Fund (JRI)7.41%$1.27-4.30%N/AN/AN/A
CAPSTAD MORT 7.50% SRS E CUM RED PRF (CMO.PE)7.38%$1.88N/AN/AN/AN/A
Cohen & Steers Ltd DrtnPrfrrd&IncmFndInc (LDP)7.37%$1.87-3.20%N/AN/AN/A
Western Asset Global High Income Fnd (EHI)7.37%$0.73-13.90%N/AN/AN/A
Putnam Premier Income Trust (PPT)7.36%$0.39N/AN/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (JPC)7.34%$0.731.20%N/AN/AN/A
Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)7.34%$1.2019.70%69.36%1.739.50
Brookfield Glbl Lstd Infrstr Incm Fd (INF)7.34%$0.98-11.20%N/AN/AN/A
WPP (WPP)7.34%$4.73221.10%63.15%7.498.94
CHS Inc Preferred Shares (CHSCO)7.33%$1.97N/AN/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust (BOE)7.32%$0.76-10.10%N/AN/AN/A
Spark Energy (SPKE)7.31%$0.73N/AN/A-0.48-14.46
CVR Energy (CVI)7.31%$3.007.70%N/AN/A10.44
Buckeye Partners (BPL)7.30%$3.00-0.60%105.26%2.8522.96
Office Properties Income Trust (OPI)7.30%$2.20N/AN/AN/A3.79
Global Medical REIT (GMRE)7.29%$0.80N/A533.33%0.1514.06
First Trust Intrmdt Drtn Prfrd & Incm Fd (FPF)7.29%$1.71-3.50%N/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund (HPI)7.29%$1.682.90%N/AN/AN/A
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT)7.28%$1.323.80%68.75%1.929.29
Capital Southwest (CSWC)7.28%$1.56148.30%121.88%1.2815.08
Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NFJ)7.28%$0.90-20.60%N/AN/AN/A
Preferred Apartment Communities (APTS)7.27%$1.0512.50%71.43%1.4710.24
Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportnty Fd (JRO)7.27%$0.702.30%N/AN/AN/A
Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL)7.22%$0.38N/A92.68%0.4112.23
Barings Corporate Investors (MCI)7.22%$1.20N/AN/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Patriot Premium Div Fund II (PDT)7.20%$1.276.70%N/AN/AN/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI)7.19%$2.725.60%88.60%3.0711.90
Redwood Trust (RWT)7.18%$1.201.80%67.42%1.789.39
The New Ireland Fund (IRL)7.17%$0.624.80%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund (JFR)7.14%$0.693.60%N/AN/AN/A
Invesco (IVZ)7.13%$1.243.90%45.76%2.717.16
Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (PSF)7.12%$2.06-5.40%N/AN/AN/A
Eaton V.Tax-Advantaged Dividend Inc Fund (EVT)7.07%$1.747.00%N/AN/AN/A
Condor Hospitality Trust (CDOR)7.05%$0.78N/A71.56%1.09N/A
BMO Elkhorn DWA MLP Select Index ETN (BMLP)7.05%$3.37N/AN/AN/AN/A
StoneCastle Financial (BANX)7.04%$1.52-2.90%93.25%1.6313.17
Jernigan Capital (JCAP)7.02%$1.4026.00%52.24%2.689.59
Cedar Realty Trust (CDR)7.02%$0.20N/A33.90%0.594.91
Western Asset Global Corp Defind Opp Fnd (GDO)7.01%$1.21-2.60%N/AN/AN/A
LMP Corporate Loan Fund Inc. Closed-End Fund (TLI)7.01%$0.67-9.90%N/AN/AN/A
Occidental Petroleum (OXY)7.01%$3.161.70%63.58%4.979.00
First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (FFA)6.99%$1.1417.40%N/AN/AN/A
Tile Shop (TTS)6.99%$0.20N/A76.92%0.2614.30
Nuveen Senior Income Fund (NSL)6.98%$0.404.00%N/AN/AN/A
AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd (AWF)6.97%$0.82-11.40%N/AN/AN/A
Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (BSL)6.96%$1.162.80%N/AN/AN/A
Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI (HYI)6.95%$1.06-6.90%N/AN/AN/A
Flaherty & Crumrine Dynmc Prf&Inm Fd (DFP)6.94%$1.78-2.40%N/AN/AN/A
CHS Inc Preferred Shares Series 4 (CHSCL)6.93%$1.881.80%N/AN/AN/A
AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income FD (NIE)6.92%$1.52N/AN/AN/AN/A
Nuveen S&P 500 Dynamic Overwrite Fund (SPXX)6.92%$1.1212.70%N/AN/AN/A
PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd (GHY)6.91%$0.99-11.30%N/AN/AN/A
PGIM High Yield Bond Fund (ISD)6.91%$1.02-10.00%N/AN/AN/A
Park Hotels & Resorts (PK)6.90%$1.80N/A62.94%2.868.81
Advanced Emissions Solutions (ADES)6.90%$1.00N/AN/AN/A8.24
Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT)6.87%$2.484.40%96.88%2.5613.62
Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd (FFC)6.86%$1.37-5.60%N/AN/AN/A
Templeton Global Income Fund (GIM)6.86%$0.42N/AN/AN/AN/A
New America High Income Fund (HYB)6.86%$0.610.50%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd (JPS)6.86%$0.673.20%N/AN/AN/A
TELEPHONE AND DATA SYS 6.875% SR NTS (TDE)6.86%$1.72N/AN/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Income Trust (BKT)6.86%$0.410.80%N/AN/AN/A
Cedar Fair (FUN)6.85%$3.705.30%165.18%2.2417.88
Helmerich & Payne (HP)6.85%$2.840.80%7,100.00%0.04296.14
BHP Group (BBL)6.85%$3.12-1.60%88.89%3.5112.45
Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund (UTF)6.84%$1.868.10%N/AN/AN/A
Golub Capital BDC (GBDC)6.83%$1.2810.10%100.79%1.2714.53
City Office REIT (CIO)6.83%$0.94N/A85.45%1.1012.75
Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (PHD)6.82%$0.720.90%N/AN/AN/A
Enel Americas (ENIA)6.81%$0.61N/AN/AN/A8.53
Medley Management (MDLY)6.80%$0.23N/AN/AN/A169.00
Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd (VTA)6.80%$0.753.30%N/AN/AN/A
Tupperware Brands (TUP)6.79%$1.08N/A25.35%4.263.70
Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH)6.76%$0.60N/A37.04%1.625.58
Enel Chile (ENIC)6.70%$0.30N/AN/AN/A8.76
AMC Entertainment (AMC)6.69%$0.80N/A615.38%0.1392.00
Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)6.68%$1.44-24.20%88.34%1.6311.47
MVC Capital (MVC)6.67%$0.603.60%260.87%0.2344.95
The Carlyle Group (CG)6.67%$1.72-28.50%70.78%2.439.81
Atlantica Yield (AY)6.67%$1.60N/AN/AN/A57.14
Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd (FLC)6.65%$1.43-4.20%N/AN/AN/A
Dividend And Income Fund (DNI)6.64%$0.80-24.60%N/AN/AN/A
Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR)6.64%$0.64N/AN/AN/A6.22
British American Tobacco (BTI)6.64%$2.44-18.00%64.04%3.819.28
Natural Resource Partners (NRP)6.63%$1.80-32.10%36.59%4.924.60
Brigham Minerals (MNRL)6.63%$1.32N/AN/AN/AN/A
TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH (TNP)6.62%$0.20-14.50%N/A-0.68-3.92
Bluegreen Vacations (BXG)6.62%$0.68N/AN/AN/A8.70
Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (EFR)6.61%$0.86-0.20%N/AN/AN/A
VEREIT 6.7 SRS F CUM REDM PRF (VER.PF)6.60%$1.67N/AN/AN/AN/A
Janus Henderson Group (JHG)6.60%$1.44N/AN/AN/A7.96
Gladstone Investment (GAIN)6.58%$0.822.60%107.89%0.7616.18
Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF (EFAS)6.58%$1.04N/AN/AN/AN/A
Brookfield Property Reit (BPR)6.58%$1.32N/AN/AN/AN/A
Brookfield Property Partners (BPY)6.57%$1.325.90%N/AN/A14.68
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B)6.57%$3.76N/AN/AN/A11.60
Principal Real Estate Income Fund (PGZ)6.57%$1.32-8.70%N/AN/AN/A
Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI)6.56%$0.202.70%N/AN/A12.32
Cohen & Steers Total Return Real. Fd (RFI)6.55%$0.96-8.70%N/AN/AN/A
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)6.52%$2.646.60%88.89%2.9713.33
AEGON (AEG)6.51%$0.286.80%38.36%0.734.78
CHS Inc Preferred Shares Series 3 (CHSCM)6.50%$1.69N/AN/AN/AN/A
America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)6.49%$0.50N/A161.29%0.3112.87
RPT Realty (RPT)6.48%$0.882.80%63.77%1.3810.05
Plains GP (PAGP)6.48%$1.44-20.10%130.91%1.1010.53
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust (CORR)6.47%$3.002.90%79.79%3.7612.53
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)6.46%$0.68N/A33.83%2.015.13
One Liberty Properties (OLP)6.46%$1.804.90%91.37%1.9713.08
TC Pipelines (TCP)6.45%$2.60-5.20%68.24%3.819.65
Viper Energy Partners (VNOM)6.45%$1.8835.10%115.34%1.6327.00
BP (BP)6.44%$2.440.30%71.76%3.409.97
Guggenheim Taxabl Mncpl Mngd Drtn Trst (GBAB)6.41%$1.51-0.20%N/AN/AN/A
Taubman Centers (TCO)6.40%$2.705.10%71.05%3.8011.02
SpartanNash (SPTN)6.39%$0.7610.10%37.44%2.036.36
Evolution Petroleum (EPM)6.39%$0.4026.00%71.43%0.56N/A
Gladstone Commercial (GOOD)6.39%$1.50N/A94.34%1.5914.77
TCW Strategic Income Fund (TSI)6.38%$0.3719.70%N/AN/AN/A
CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH (CMO)6.37%$0.48-21.10%60.00%0.8022.45
BLACKROCK 2022/COM (BGIO)6.36%$0.60N/AN/AN/AN/A
L Brands (LB)6.36%$1.2017.00%47.81%2.516.69
Elmira Savings Bank (ESBK)6.35%$0.92N/AN/AN/A14.09
Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM)6.35%$0.28N/A12.90%2.172.61
Ford Motor (F)6.35%$0.60N/A43.48%1.387.27
China Yuchai International (CYD)6.34%$0.85-12.80%38.12%2.235.40
Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)6.34%$2.40-24.20%2,666.67%0.09180.38
Barings Participation Investors (MPV)6.33%$1.08N/AN/AN/AN/A
Enbridge (ENB)6.33%$2.2112.20%105.24%2.1017.02
Cohen & Steers Reit & Pfd Icm Fd (RNP)6.32%$1.490.20%N/AN/AN/A
Kontoor Brands (KTB)6.31%$2.24N/AN/AN/AN/A
Westpac Banking (WBK)6.30%$1.2914.80%72.47%1.7811.76
Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd (HIO)6.30%$0.32-9.10%N/AN/AN/A
Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (BME)6.30%$2.403.70%N/AN/AN/A
PacWest Bancorp (PACW)6.28%$2.404.80%64.52%3.7210.27
Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (EFT)6.27%$0.83-0.20%N/AN/AN/A
Navios Maritime Partners (NMM)6.26%$1.20-66.10%600.00%0.205.81
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (OZM)6.25%$1.28-46.90%752.94%0.1717.50
Flaherty & Crumrine Pref. Income Fd (PFD)6.25%$0.94-4.50%N/AN/AN/A
Philip Morris International (PM)6.24%$4.563.20%91.20%5.0014.32
Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty (RQI)6.23%$0.96N/AN/AN/AN/A
Nielsen (NLSN)6.23%$1.408.40%70.71%1.9812.98
Pattern Energy Group (PEGI)6.21%$1.696.60%112.67%1.5018.77
COSTAMARE INC/SH (CMRE)6.20%$0.40-29.70%85.11%0.4715.36
Telecom Argentina (TEO)6.19%$0.59110.30%N/A-0.8228.03
Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)6.19%$4.059.20%96.89%4.1815.40
Macquarie Global Infr Total Rtrn Fnd (MGU)6.18%$1.482.70%N/AN/AN/A
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)6.17%$1.764.30%104.76%1.6814.71
Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF (KBWY)6.16%$1.9010.20%N/AN/AN/A
Williams Companies (WMB)6.15%$1.52-17.80%192.41%0.7931.27
MGM Growth Properties (MGP)6.15%$1.87N/A86.98%2.1513.63
Extended Stay America (STAY)6.14%$0.929.60%82.14%1.12N/A
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fd (CII)6.14%$0.99-6.10%N/AN/AN/A
Meredith (MDP)6.13%$2.306.00%50.66%4.547.49
John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (HTD)6.13%$1.6615.70%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust (BLW)6.13%$0.95-3.70%N/AN/AN/A
DNP Select Income Fund (DNP)6.12%$0.78N/AN/AN/AN/A
BBVA Banco Frances (BBAR)6.12%$0.26N/AN/AN/A-22.37
BBVA Banco Frances (BBAR)6.12%$0.26N/AN/AN/A-22.37
Chemours (CC)6.12%$1.0013.10%17.36%5.762.88
BlackRock Floating Rate Income SFI (FRA)6.11%$0.771.10%N/AN/AN/A
The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV)6.11%$1.322.10%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (BDJ)6.10%$0.56N/AN/AN/AN/A
Golden Ocean Group (GOGL)6.10%$0.40N/AN/AN/A10.93
Sabine Royalty Trust (SBR)6.09%$2.752.60%N/AN/A13.44
First Trust Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (MDIV)6.09%$1.13-5.60%N/AN/AN/A
Crown Crafts (CRWS)6.08%$0.32N/A42.67%0.7510.52
Entravision Communication (EVC)6.08%$0.2023.50%142.86%0.1425.31
First Trust Senior Fltng Rate Incm Fd II (FCT)6.07%$0.72-6.50%N/AN/AN/A
Realogy (RLGY)6.07%$0.36N/A27.07%1.333.95
AbbVie (ABBV)6.07%$4.2821.10%54.45%7.868.91
iShares US Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)6.07%$2.241.60%N/AN/AN/A
BG Staffing (BGSF)6.07%$1.208.50%73.62%1.63N/A
Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund 2 (JMT)6.06%$1.358.00%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (BGT)6.05%$0.740.80%N/AN/AN/A
Ternium (TX)6.04%$1.206.90%17.99%6.672.59
AMERN HOMES 4 R/6.35% RED PFD SH S (AMH.PE)6.03%$1.59N/AN/AN/AN/A
Summit Hotel Properties (INN)6.03%$0.7215.30%56.25%1.288.85
Stage Stores (SSI)6.02%$0.05-29.90%N/A-1.33N/A
TELEPHNE AND DATA SYS 6.625% SNR NTS (TDI)6.02%$1.667.70%N/AN/AN/A
Eaton Vance FloatingRate Incme Plus Fund (EFF)6.01%$0.91-12.10%N/AN/AN/A
WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund (HYND)6.01%$1.1310.40%N/AN/AN/A
BHP Group (BHP)6.01%$3.12-1.60%90.43%3.4514.19
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (ILPT)6.01%$1.32N/AN/AN/A13.65
Cementos Pacasmayo (CPAC)5.99%$0.519.50%98.08%0.5223.00
Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (BUI)5.99%$1.45N/AN/AN/AN/A
Voya Prime Rate Trust (PPR)5.97%$0.28-5.10%N/AN/AN/A
OHA Investment (OHAI)5.97%$0.08-46.40%N/AN/AN/A
EPR Properties (EPR)5.96%$4.509.10%74.50%6.0412.37
Gannett (GCI)5.95%$0.6421.10%59.81%1.079.95
Office Depot (ODP)5.95%$0.10N/A28.57%0.354.80
TFS Financial (TFSL)5.95%$1.0835.20%337.50%0.3256.72
Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (BBN)5.95%$1.431.20%N/AN/AN/A
Designer Brands (DBI)5.95%$1.00N/AN/AN/A10.13
Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP)5.92%$3.4224.10%91.69%3.7314.44
Blackrock Credit Allocation Income Trust (BTZ)5.92%$0.80-3.20%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund (JLS)5.91%$1.367.20%N/AN/AN/A
Six Flags Entertainment (SIX)5.90%$3.2813.90%119.27%2.7517.20
EATON VANCE SHO/COM (EVG)5.90%$0.78-5.90%N/AN/AN/A
Pioneer Municipal High (MAV)5.90%$0.63-14.80%N/AN/AN/A
Triton International (TRTN)5.89%$2.08N/A48.04%4.337.82
iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)5.87%$6.6110.80%N/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS)5.86%$0.843.60%N/AN/AN/A
Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP)5.85%$1.604.60%68.09%2.3511.68
Petmed Express (PETS)5.85%$1.0813.60%47.37%2.2812.14
Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund (JQC)5.84%$0.44-3.50%N/AN/AN/A
Moelis & Co (MC)5.79%$2.0023.40%72.46%2.7611.51
United-Guardian (UG)5.77%$1.101.60%N/AN/A21.05
Invesco DWA Tactical Multi-Asset Income ETF (DWIN)5.76%$1.47N/AN/AN/AN/A
Innophos (IPHS)5.76%$1.92N/A68.82%2.7914.63
Vereit (VER)5.74%$0.5558.70%80.88%0.6813.31
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF (HYXE)5.73%$2.97N/AN/AN/AN/A
Brixmor Property Group (BRX)5.72%$1.126.90%56.00%2.0010.58
JETS Contrarian Opp Index Fund (JCO)5.71%$0.56N/AN/AN/AN/A
Patterson Companies (PDCO)5.70%$1.046.50%72.73%1.4313.03
Nuveen Taxable Municipal Income Fund (NBB)5.69%$1.24-1.30%N/AN/AN/A
Kronos Worldwide (KRO)5.68%$0.724.30%28.92%2.497.16
Western Asset Vrble Rate Strtgc Fnd (GFY)5.68%$0.931.50%N/AN/AN/A
Main Street Capital (MAIN)5.68%$2.463.00%97.23%2.5316.65
Nuveen High Income Nov2021 Trgt Trm Fund (JHB)5.68%$0.56N/AN/AN/AN/A
Covanta (CVA)5.68%$1.00N/A1,666.67%0.06-176.20
Pope Resources (POPE)5.67%$4.005.80%N/AN/A34.47
WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund (HYZD)5.67%$1.329.20%N/AN/AN/A
Greif (GEF.B)5.66%$2.64N/AN/AN/A12.10
Pimco Municipal Income Fund III (PMX)5.64%$0.671.40%N/AN/AN/A
NVE (NVEC)5.64%$4.00-7.50%148.15%2.7024.42
Medical Properties Trust (MPW)5.63%$1.044.40%74.82%1.3913.47
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)5.63%$3.20N/AN/AN/A11.02
Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP)5.63%$2.067.50%93.64%2.20281.69
Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI)5.61%$1.584.60%68.40%2.3112.34
Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Debt (MSD)5.61%$0.52-1.20%N/AN/AN/A
Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR)5.61%$1.00-16.50%45.45%2.207.82
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA)5.59%$0.78-10.10%N/AN/AN/A
Ecopetrol (EC)5.58%$0.96-16.00%46.15%2.089.88
iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (FALN)5.58%$1.50N/AN/AN/AN/A
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (BRG)5.57%$0.65-20.40%141.30%0.46N/A
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) (BRG)5.57%$0.65-20.40%141.30%0.4616.19
Kimco Realty (KIM)5.57%$1.125.30%77.24%1.4513.88
Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund (EGIF)5.56%$0.8818.40%N/AN/AN/A
Barings BDC (BBDC)5.56%$0.56N/A80.00%0.70N/A
BlackRock Core Bond Trust (BHK)5.54%$0.78-1.70%N/AN/AN/A
Retail Properties of America (RPAI)5.54%$0.66N/A65.35%1.0111.56
Medley Capital (MCC)5.54%$0.15-27.40%55.56%0.2732.63
Nexa Resources (NEXA)5.52%$0.53N/A88.33%0.6034.29
Rio Tinto (RIO)5.51%$3.0211.70%66.23%4.5610.82
BRT Apartments (BRT)5.50%$0.80N/A85.11%0.9415.00
BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (BST)5.50%$1.8013.60%N/AN/AN/A
Invesco Senior Income Trust (VVR)5.49%$0.23-4.10%N/AN/AN/A
Universal (UVV)5.48%$3.047.70%N/AN/A12.75
Kraft Heinz (KHC)5.47%$1.604.00%43.13%3.718.29
Simon Property Group (SPG)5.46%$8.409.30%69.31%12.1212.69
SITE Centers (SITC)5.44%$0.80N/AN/AN/AN/A
Oritani Financial (ORIT)5.43%$1.0012.60%90.91%1.1015.59
iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF (EUFN)5.43%$0.9814.00%N/AN/AN/A
Archrock (AROC)5.43%$0.58N/A241.67%0.2422.27
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)5.42%$0.29-9.80%32.95%0.886.08
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund (MYF)5.41%$0.75-2.70%N/AN/AN/A
International Game Technology (IGT)5.41%$0.808.90%66.67%1.2015.09
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF (HYLS)5.40%$2.61-3.20%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Muni Income Investment Trust (BBF)5.39%$0.73-1.60%N/AN/AN/A
Global Self Storage (SELF)5.38%$0.2658.70%N/AN/A18.46
AT&T (T)5.38%$2.042.10%57.95%3.5210.77
Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT)5.38%$0.45N/A204.55%0.2226.19
Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (KFFB)5.37%$0.40N/AN/AN/A75.20
Tapestry (TPR)5.36%$1.35N/A48.91%2.769.80
Schlumberger (SLB)5.36%$2.001.70%111.73%1.7923.04
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (FEMB)5.35%$2.073.80%N/AN/AN/A
PPL (PPL)5.34%$1.652.80%70.51%2.3412.87
Physicians Realty Trust (DOC)5.34%$0.920.70%84.40%1.0915.95
Flexsteel Industries (FLXS)5.33%$0.886.90%N/AN/A82.10
Spirit Realty Capital (SRC)5.33%$2.50-0.70%342.47%0.7312.42
Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBP)5.33%$0.982.20%N/AN/A13.07
Outfront Media (OUT)5.32%$1.441.90%70.24%2.0512.59
Star Group (SGU)5.31%$0.507.50%N/AN/A11.98
KAR Auction Services (KAR)5.31%$1.409.00%46.67%3.008.91
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund (MHD)5.30%$0.84-2.50%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock MuniYield Insured Investment (MFT)5.30%$0.69-3.90%N/AN/AN/A
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB)5.30%$1.529.40%57.58%2.6411.71
VICI Properties (VICI)5.28%$1.15N/A76.67%1.5015.22
New York Community Bancorp (NYCB)5.28%$0.68-12.10%83.95%0.8116.30
Big Lots (BIG)5.27%$1.2016.40%26.97%4.455.63
MFS High Yield Municipal Trust (CMU)5.27%$0.24-0.40%N/AN/AN/A
Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (VPV)5.26%$0.68-1.20%N/AN/AN/A
Blackrock MuniEnhanced Fund (MEN)5.26%$0.58-4.40%N/AN/AN/A
Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund (DSM)5.26%$0.42-5.00%N/AN/AN/A
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)5.26%$0.72N/A96.00%0.7518.51
Nuveen Municipal High Income Oppty Fund (NMZ)5.25%$0.72-5.00%N/AN/AN/A
First Trust/FIDAC Mortgage Income Fund (FMY)5.25%$0.72-10.10%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust (BTA)5.24%$0.650.60%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Enhanced Municipal Value Fund (NEV)5.24%$0.74-5.70%N/AN/AN/A
Pioneer Municipal High Income Trust (MHI)5.24%$0.63-11.20%N/AN/AN/A
Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP)5.23%$2.448.80%106.55%2.29N/A
Deswell Industries (DSWL)5.22%$0.14-19.30%N/AN/AN/A
Hennessy Advisors (HNNA)5.22%$0.5536.80%N/AN/A6.68
Front Yard Residential (RESI)5.22%$0.60-28.60%272.73%0.2251.82
Blackrock Muniholdings Insured Fund II (MUE)5.22%$0.65-4.20%N/AN/AN/A
FAT Brands (FAT)5.22%$0.24N/AN/AN/AN/A
Pimco Municipal Income Fund II (PML)5.21%$0.78N/AN/AN/AN/A
Western Asset Managed Municipals Fnd (MMU)5.21%$0.70-2.60%N/AN/AN/A
Aircastle (AYR)5.21%$1.208.20%53.33%2.257.27
Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF (SNLN)5.20%$0.913.10%N/AN/AN/A
Las Vegas Sands (LVS)5.19%$3.084.90%87.50%3.5217.87
Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (IQI)5.18%$0.64-1.40%N/AN/AN/A
Independence Realty Trust (IRT)5.17%$0.72-5.90%96.00%0.7518.81
First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (FCEF)5.17%$1.15N/AN/AN/AN/A
Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)5.16%$0.766.30%55.47%1.3710.75
Blackrock Municipal Income Trust (BFK)5.16%$0.70-4.70%N/AN/AN/A
Dreyfus Strategic Muni. (LEO)5.15%$0.42-6.00%N/AN/AN/A
Catchmark Timber Trust (CTT)5.15%$0.542.60%N/A-4.36-4.11
VictoryShares Emerging Market High Div Volatility Wtd ETF (CEY)5.15%$1.21N/AN/AN/AN/A
TESSCO Technologies (TESS)5.15%$0.80N/A142.86%0.5623.91
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF)5.13%$0.48N/A70.59%0.6820.22
Invesco Van Kampen Munpl Oprtnty Tr (VMO)5.13%$0.63-4.40%N/AN/AN/A
National Health Investors (NHI)5.12%$4.206.00%76.23%5.5114.96
Invesco Municipal Trust (VKQ)5.12%$0.63-3.80%N/AN/AN/A
HSBC (HSBC)5.11%$2.000.70%54.79%3.6512.43
First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF (FTRI)5.10%$0.6074.80%N/AN/AN/A
Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III (PZC)5.10%$0.54-9.10%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Enhanced Municipal Crdt Opptys Fd (NZF)5.10%$0.794.30%N/AN/AN/A
Blackrock Munivest Fund II (MVT)5.09%$0.73-2.90%N/AN/AN/A
Kohl's (KSS)5.09%$2.6810.70%49.17%5.459.41
Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR)5.08%$1.1022.00%52.13%2.119.76
Compass Minerals International (CMP)5.06%$2.882.90%101.77%2.8329.50
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)5.05%$4.145.90%44.28%9.358.78
Banco Santander (SAN)5.05%$0.21-16.30%38.18%0.557.56
Domtar (UFS)5.04%$1.823.00%47.40%3.847.83
GAP (GPS)5.04%$0.971.70%37.45%2.597.43
Franklin Universal Trust (FT)5.04%$0.38-6.80%N/AN/AN/A
Pimco Municipal Income Fund (PMF)5.04%$0.72-9.80%N/AN/AN/A
Millicom International Cellular (TIGO)5.03%$2.64N/AN/AN/A181.00
Eaton Vance Oaktree Diversified Credit NextShares (OKDCC)5.03%$0.50N/AN/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust (BBK)5.02%$0.76-2.30%N/AN/AN/A
Invesco Municipal Income Opp Trust (OIA)5.01%$0.394.00%N/AN/AN/A
Alexander's (ALX)5.00%$18.008.70%N/AN/A19.60
DiamondRock Hospitality (DRH)5.00%$0.501.50%49.50%1.019.80
Hanmi Financial (HAFC)5.00%$0.9633.90%48.98%1.9610.11
DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust (KSM)5.00%$0.58-8.20%N/AN/AN/A
RIVERNORTH OPPO/SH (RMI)5.00%$1.10N/AN/AN/AN/A
Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust (EVN)4.99%$0.62-8.70%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Inves (BAF)4.99%$0.700.40%N/AN/AN/A
Newell Brands (NWL)4.98%$0.926.60%104.55%0.886.71
Easterly Government Properties (DEA)4.98%$1.0424.40%88.89%1.1717.84
Apollo Global Management (APO)4.98%$2.00-0.50%138.89%1.44-191.33
Lazard (LAZ)4.97%$1.888.60%41.05%4.589.09
Umpqua (UMPQ)4.97%$0.849.00%59.57%1.4111.58
Blackrock Muniholdings Fund II (MUH)4.97%$0.73-1.00%N/AN/AN/A
CNOOC (CEO)4.97%$7.53-6.60%40.05%18.808.88
TransGlobe Energy (TGA)4.96%$0.07-41.50%13.73%0.5111.00
Tenaris (TS)4.96%$1.12-3.10%80.00%1.4015.25
Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Credit Income (NVG)4.96%$0.796.00%N/AN/AN/A
Weyerhaeuser (WY)4.96%$1.363.20%86.62%1.5723.23
Blackrock Muniyield Fund (MYD)4.96%$0.71-4.30%N/AN/AN/A
Mainstay Definedterm Municipal Opptys Fd (MMD)4.96%$1.02-3.70%N/AN/AN/A
Citizens (CIZN)4.96%$0.9611.60%N/AN/A16.84
BCE (BCE)4.95%$2.373.10%88.76%2.6717.67
Norbord (OSB)4.95%$1.20N/A21.05%5.705.14
VictoryShares International High Div Volatility Wtd ETF (CID)4.93%$1.5963.80%N/AN/AN/A
Ark Restaurants (ARKR)4.93%$1.00N/AN/AN/A13.57
Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust Closed-Ended Fund (GRX)4.92%$0.520.60%N/AN/AN/A
Pembina Pipeline (PBA)4.92%$1.826.80%105.81%1.7220.91
MFS Municipal Income Trust (MFM)4.91%$0.340.30%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund (MYJ)4.91%$0.73-5.60%N/AN/AN/A
Buckle (BKE)4.91%$1.002.80%52.91%1.8910.35
Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund (NAD)4.90%$0.69-5.40%N/AN/AN/A
Invesco Van Kmpn Trst for Inv Gr NY Mcps (VTN)4.89%$0.64-2.70%N/AN/AN/A
Kinder Morgan (KMI)4.89%$1.00-27.80%120.48%0.8323.00
Berry Petroleum (BRY)4.88%$0.48N/A14.95%3.217.80
Invesco Trust for Investment GradeMncpls (VGM)4.88%$0.62-5.40%N/AN/AN/A
Lamar Advertising (LAMR)4.87%$3.8417.70%75.44%5.0914.33
LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)4.87%$4.209.60%35.99%11.677.65
Murphy Oil (MUR)4.85%$1.00-10.60%60.98%1.6416.35
Blackrock MuniHoldings Insured Fd (MUS)4.85%$0.61-2.70%N/AN/AN/A
United Bancorp (UBCP)4.85%$0.5512.00%N/AN/A10.45
BlackRock MuniHolding Insured Investm (MFL)4.85%$0.64-3.40%N/AN/AN/A
Strategy Shares NASDAQ 7 HANDL ETF (HNDL)4.83%$1.16N/AN/AN/AN/A
TerraForm Power (TERP)4.83%$0.81-16.00%197.56%0.4169.92
Kewaunee Scientific (KEQU)4.83%$0.7612.90%N/AN/A30.90
Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (HASI)4.82%$1.348.30%121.82%1.1023.38
Stag Industrial (STAG)4.82%$1.431.40%79.89%1.7916.59
Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust (PMM)4.82%$0.37-5.80%N/AN/AN/A
Navient (NAVI)4.82%$0.6410.10%33.33%1.926.36
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM)4.80%$1.764.00%52.07%3.3810.54
WP Carey (WPC)4.79%$4.142.20%78.71%5.2616.03
Exxon Mobil (XOM)4.79%$3.483.90%75.65%4.6014.73
Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (PMO)4.79%$0.61-8.30%N/AN/AN/A
ONEOK (OKE)4.78%$3.5610.10%131.85%2.7026.79
DWS Municipal Income Trust (KTF)4.77%$0.54-6.20%N/AN/AN/A
Pimco CA Municipal Income Fund (PCQ)4.77%$0.92N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virtu Financial (VIRT)4.76%$0.9626.00%63.58%1.5110.28
Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (IIM)4.75%$0.71-1.80%N/AN/AN/A
NUVEEN MN QLTY/SHS (NMS)4.75%$0.66-3.80%N/AN/AN/A
China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP)4.74%$2.9839.40%30.66%9.728.79
Monmouth R.E. Inv. (MNR)4.74%$0.683.70%75.56%0.9016.49
Invesco California Value Mncpl Incm Trst (VCV)4.72%$0.59-5.30%N/AN/AN/A
Telefonica (TEF)4.72%$0.35-19.60%36.08%0.977.81
Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust Fund (BSD)4.71%$0.68-3.60%N/AN/AN/A
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)4.71%$2.665.00%49.08%5.4210.38
Orange (ORAN)4.71%$0.726.50%57.14%1.2620.95
Nuveen California Quality Muncpl IncmFnd (NAC)4.70%$0.67-7.30%N/AN/AN/A
Amcor (AMCR)4.70%$0.48N/AN/AN/AN/A
Teekay Lng Partners (TGP)4.69%$0.76-41.50%76.00%1.0021.32
Coty (COTY)4.69%$0.5026.00%66.67%0.7516.40
Core Laboratories (CLB)4.69%$2.20N/A90.16%2.4420.57
PBF Energy (PBF)4.69%$1.20N/A43.96%2.737.85
Duff & Phelps Utility & Corp Bond Trust (DUC)4.68%$0.42-11.20%N/AN/AN/A
Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC)4.68%$0.803.90%36.70%2.187.74
International Paper (IP)4.68%$2.005.50%38.39%5.218.04
Dominion Energy (D)4.67%$3.678.80%88.86%4.1319.39
Armada Hoffler Properties (AHH)4.66%$0.845.60%79.25%1.0617.50
Silvercrest Asset Management Group (SAMG)4.66%$0.605.30%N/AN/A10.84
Westrock (WRK)4.66%$1.8232.50%44.83%4.069.56
VictoryShares Emerging Market Volatility Wtd ETF (CEZ)4.65%$1.18N/AN/AN/AN/A
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd (MNP)4.64%$0.69-6.30%N/AN/AN/A
TELUS (TU)4.64%$1.698.30%78.24%2.1617.02
Nuveen Pennsylvania Invsmt Qlty Mncpl Fd (NQP)4.64%$0.64-5.00%N/AN/AN/A
LTC Properties (LTC)4.64%$2.283.30%75.75%3.0116.08
Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)4.62%$0.80N/A45.71%1.759.79
Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NEA)4.59%$0.64-2.80%N/AN/AN/A
Special Opportunities Fund (SPE)4.59%$0.65-18.40%N/AN/AN/A
Total (TOT)4.59%$2.381.80%43.35%5.4910.27
Nuveen New Jersey Dividend Advantg Mncpl (NXJ)4.59%$0.650.10%N/AN/AN/A
GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (AVAL)4.59%$0.35-21.50%44.87%0.789.54
Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund (MQY)4.58%$0.67-5.90%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Ins Fn (MUJ)4.57%$0.632.40%N/AN/AN/A
Mercury General (MCY)4.57%$2.510.40%114.09%2.2030.50
Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT)4.57%$0.6432.40%22.22%2.886.03
Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB)4.57%$3.65-2.60%N/AN/AN/A
Golar LNG (GLNG)4.57%$0.60-41.20%N/A-1.10-34.58
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Insured (MPA)4.56%$0.63-0.40%N/AN/AN/A
Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)4.56%$1.101.90%74.83%1.4716.41
Vodafone Group (VOD)4.55%$0.911.10%64.54%1.4133.30
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID)4.55%$0.16N/A84.21%0.193.71
First Trust Senior Loan ETF (FTSL)4.55%$2.161.80%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Trust (BYM)4.53%$0.62-6.60%N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Inv. Quality Munic. Trust (BKN)4.53%$0.68-6.30%N/AN/AN/A
Escalade (ESCA)4.53%$0.505.20%35.46%1.4116.97
Ventas (VTR)4.53%$3.171.30%78.08%4.0617.19
Qiwi (QIWI)4.53%$1.04N/A130.00%0.8023.92
Woori Financial Group (WF)4.53%$1.43-11.20%20.20%7.084.14
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF)4.52%$0.80N/A105.26%0.7615.40
Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund II (MQT)4.51%$0.57-7.30%N/AN/AN/A
CSP (CSPI)4.51%$0.602.90%N/AN/AN/A
IBM (IBM)4.51%$6.487.50%46.89%13.8210.40
Wayside Technology Group (WSTG)4.51%$0.68N/AN/AN/A10.40
Blackrock Muniyield Michign Qulty Fd (MIY)4.51%$0.62-0.60%N/AN/AN/A
Townsquare Media (TSQ)4.49%$0.30N/AN/AN/A6.49
Seagate Technology (STX)4.49%$2.523.80%40.38%6.2411.65
Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA)4.48%$1.241.70%75.61%1.6417.07
Southern Copper (SCCO)4.48%$1.6060.30%68.67%2.3317.85
Western Asset Municipal D Opp Trust (MTT)4.48%$0.95-1.20%N/AN/AN/A
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)4.48%$1.83-4.50%62.24%2.9412.94
MBT Financial (MBTF)4.47%$0.44N/AN/AN/A20.94
Greif (GEF)4.47%$1.760.40%48.89%3.6011.15
Western Asset Inv Grade Income Fund (PAI)4.47%$0.69N/AN/AN/AN/A
Blackrock Muniyield Insured Fund (MYI)4.46%$0.59-7.00%N/AN/AN/A
Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)4.46%$1.132.50%43.80%2.5811.79
Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund II (PCK)4.46%$0.42-12.50%N/AN/AN/A
JMP Group (JMP)4.46%$0.16-4.70%47.06%0.3412.82
Pitney Bowes (PBI)4.45%$0.2010.10%17.24%1.163.87
Prudential Financial (PRU)4.45%$4.0013.80%32.95%12.147.68
Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN (GLDI)4.45%$0.41-24.00%N/AN/AN/A
Green Plains (GPRE)4.45%$0.486.30%N/A-0.37-4.97
Shaw Communications (SJR)4.45%$0.89-1.20%103.49%0.8616.96
Urban Edge Properties (UE)4.44%$0.883.20%66.67%1.3215.14
Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)4.44%$0.9420.50%54.65%1.7211.39
Gladstone Land (LAND)4.42%$0.534.60%120.45%0.4423.49
Franklin Street Properties (FSP)4.42%$0.36-15.40%37.50%0.96N/A
Canon (CAJ)4.41%$1.204.40%52.63%2.2812.78
AEGON NV/ (AEB)4.41%$1.040.20%N/AN/AN/A
Clearway Energy (CWEN)4.40%$0.80N/AN/AN/A39.54
iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF (IEUS)4.40%$2.1915.60%N/AN/AN/A
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Co.Ltd (APWC)4.40%$0.08N/AN/AN/AN/A
Blackrock Muniyld California Quty Fd (MCA)4.39%$0.61-5.50%N/AN/AN/A
HCP (HCP)4.39%$1.48-13.20%81.32%1.8218.54
Blackrock Muniassets Fund (MUA)4.38%$0.65-1.40%N/AN/AN/A
Fanhua (FANH)4.38%$1.18N/AN/AN/A18.85
Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP)4.37%$3.609.50%61.02%5.9014.06
People's United Financial (PBCT)4.35%$0.711.50%55.04%1.2912.46
PPDAI Group (PPDF)4.34%$0.17N/AN/AN/A3.50
Retail Opportunity Investments (ROIC)4.34%$0.794.70%68.10%1.1615.98
First Bancorp (FNLC)4.33%$1.207.20%N/AN/A11.94
Getty Realty (GTY)4.33%$1.4012.50%76.92%1.8218.92
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE)4.32%$1.2010.10%64.52%1.8614.94
BCB Bancorp (BCBP)4.31%$0.56N/A54.90%1.0212.85
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH (SSW)4.31%$0.50-30.20%56.82%0.889.50
SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF (DWFI)4.31%$1.00N/AN/AN/AN/A
GasLog (GLOG)4.31%$0.601.80%400.00%0.1524.42
iShares Europe Developed Real Estate ETF (IFEU)4.31%$1.578.80%N/AN/AN/A
Horizons DAX Germany ETF (DAX)4.31%$1.13-0.20%N/AN/AN/A
H & R Block (HRB)4.30%$1.047.00%53.61%1.9411.24
Northwest Bancshares (NWBI)4.30%$0.726.70%71.29%1.0116.41
CoreSite Realty (COR)4.29%$4.8833.80%96.25%5.0722.46
Cogent Communications (CCOI)4.29%$2.4813.20%375.76%0.6691.70
Bank of Montreal (BMO)4.29%$3.122.20%45.02%6.9310.40
GDL Fund (GDL)4.29%$0.40-14.50%N/AN/AN/A
Highwoods Properties (HIW)4.28%$1.902.90%55.39%3.4312.86
Pangaea Logistics Solutions (PANL)4.28%$0.14N/AN/AN/A7.17
Invesco International Dividend Achievers ETF (PID)4.27%$0.69-3.50%N/AN/AN/A
First Trust BuyWrite Income ETF (FTHI)4.27%$0.96-1.40%N/AN/AN/A
Taitron Components (TAIT)4.27%$0.12N/AN/AN/A12.09
Blackrock New York Municipal Incme Tr II (BFY)4.27%$0.59-7.40%N/AN/AN/A
First Trust Strategic Income ETF (FDIV)4.26%$2.177.30%N/AN/AN/A
Ennis (EBF)4.26%$0.906.70%72.00%1.2514.57
ORIX (IX)4.26%$3.389.90%29.55%11.4469.59
Nordstrom (JWN)4.25%$1.48N/A41.46%3.579.80
Ares Management (ARES)4.25%$1.2814.90%82.58%1.5521.20
ENI (E)4.25%$1.32-3.60%50.97%2.5910.35
Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd (NAZ)4.25%$0.56-9.80%N/AN/AN/A
Olin (OLN)4.25%$0.80N/A38.83%2.0610.76
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP)4.24%$2.0110.00%63.21%3.1880.41
Nuveen New York Dividend Advntg Mncpl Fd (NAN)4.23%$0.58-6.50%N/AN/AN/A
Gain Capital (GCAP)4.23%$0.246.30%37.50%0.648.46
LSI Industries (LYTS)4.23%$0.2018.60%50.00%0.40118.25
Natural Health Trends (NHTC)4.21%$0.3260.60%N/AN/A7.43
Valero Energy (VLO)4.21%$3.6023.50%55.90%6.4411.61
Ryder System (R)4.20%$2.2410.80%38.82%5.779.21
Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN)4.20%$0.56N/A82.35%0.6820.21
Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (VYMI)4.19%$2.55N/AN/AN/AN/A
Manulife Financial (MFC)4.17%$0.7610.50%37.44%2.038.63
Invesco Bond Fund (VBF)4.17%$0.825.20%N/AN/AN/A
Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)4.17%$2.043.60%44.84%4.5511.17
BRASILAGRO COMP/S (LND)4.17%$0.18-19.30%N/AN/A5.84
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO)4.16%$2.64N/A68.04%3.8816.88
Nuveen Municipal Income Fund (NMI)4.16%$0.474.00%N/AN/AN/A
Mercer International (MERC)4.16%$0.5575.80%N/AN/A6.75
MSC Industrial Direct (MSM)4.15%$3.0013.30%59.17%5.0714.22
iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF (QAT)4.15%$0.750.10%N/AN/AN/A
SL Green Realty (SLG)4.15%$3.4010.60%50.30%6.7612.38
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (EMCB)4.15%$3.03-5.00%N/AN/AN/A
Suncor Energy (SU)4.14%$1.267.40%50.20%2.5115.21
Nuveen Va Premium Income Municipal Fund (NPV)4.13%$0.57-6.30%N/AN/AN/A
Nuveen New York AMT-Fr Qty Mnpl Incm Fd (NRK)4.13%$0.54-6.00%N/AN/AN/A
Carnival (CUK)4.13%$2.0021.00%47.62%4.2011.38
Southern (SO)4.12%$2.483.40%83.22%2.9819.59
Citizens & Northern (CZNC)4.12%$1.081.30%67.92%1.5914.77
Nuveen Amt-Free Municipal Value Fund (NUW)4.12%$0.673.30%N/AN/AN/A
F.N.B. (FNB)4.12%$0.48N/A43.64%1.1010.31
PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund III (PNI)4.11%$0.48-8.50%N/AN/AN/A
Apache (APA)4.11%$1.0010.10%57.80%1.7313.75
Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM)4.11%$0.84N/A49.41%1.7011.82
Penns Woods Bancorp (PWOD)4.11%$1.88N/AN/AN/A13.07
EATON VANCE MUN/SHS (ETX)4.11%$0.853.00%N/A-0.07N/A
AllianceBernstein Natnl Muncpl Incm Fnd. (AFB)4.10%$0.55-11.80%N/AN/AN/A
Lloyds Banking Group (LYG)4.10%$0.1121.40%27.50%0.408.12
Mesa Royalty Trust (MTR)4.10%$0.32-5.50%N/AN/A6.67
Western Asset Municipal Hgh Incm Fnd (MHF)4.10%$0.31-4.10%N/AN/AN/A
United Security Bancshares (UBFO)4.09%$0.44N/AN/AN/A11.69
China Mobile (CHL)4.09%$1.755.10%41.77%4.1910.28
Harley-Davidson (HOG)4.09%$1.5016.80%38.76%3.879.70
Telefonica Brasil (VIV)4.09%$0.52-22.70%48.60%1.079.15
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (IRCP)4.09%$0.47N/A27.17%1.73-0.88
Peoples Bancorp (PEBO)4.09%$1.3623.10%51.71%2.6312.61
Comerica (CMA)4.09%$2.6823.40%37.54%7.149.06
Welltower (WELL)4.07%$3.48N/A86.35%4.0321.22
Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT)4.07%$1.15N/A81.56%1.4120.04
Richardson Electronics (RELL)4.07%$0.24N/A141.18%0.17N/A
Flushing Financial (FFIC)4.06%$0.847.70%45.16%1.8610.66
Lexington Realty Trust (LXP)4.06%$0.411.40%43.16%0.9510.52
ING Groep (ING)4.06%$0.4422.50%27.85%1.586.62
Genie Energy (GNE)4.05%$0.3035.70%N/AN/A8.22
Nuveen New Jersey Municipal Value Fund (NJV)4.05%$0.545.80%N/AN/AN/A
Summit State Bank (SSBI)4.05%$0.487.70%N/AN/A13.95
Legg Mason (LM)4.05%$1.6019.90%46.24%3.4612.99
KeyCorp (KEY)4.05%$0.7424.90%42.53%1.7410.56
Espey Mfg. & Electronics (ESP)4.03%$1.00N/A44.44%2.25N/A
Duke Energy (DUK)4.03%$3.783.90%80.08%4.7219.89
Washington Trust Bancorp (WASH)4.02%$2.047.80%N/AN/A12.91
Verizon Communications (VZ)4.02%$2.412.30%51.72%4.6612.73
BlackRock MuniYield New York Insured Fnd (MYN)4.02%$0.51-8.20%N/AN/AN/A
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp (SMFG)4.01%$0.287.50%32.18%0.877.27
Fluor Co. (NEW) (FLR)4.01%$0.84N/A28.38%2.969.75
Spok (SPOK)4.01%$0.50N/AN/AN/AN/A
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT)4.00%$3.91-0.50%N/AN/AN/A
PLDT (PHI)4.00%$0.92-24.20%42.59%2.1610.13
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Why Invest in High-Yield Dividend Stocks?

One of the metrics used to measure a company's dividend is known as its dividend yield. If a company pays a dividend, the yield is found on nearly every stock quote page (such as MarketBeat). The dividend yield is a calculation of a company's announced dividend per share divided by its current stock price. So a company that announces a $3 per share dividend and its stock is trading for $50 per share would have a dividend yield of 6% (3/50=0.06 or 6%).

In general, the higher the yield, the more attractive the company is as an investment choice. However, investors still need to look at a company’s fundamentals before investing in a high-yield dividend stock. To begin with, dividend yields and share prices move in opposite directions. This means that a dividend yield could be moving up even as a company’s share price is going down. In many cases, that is nothing for investors to get too concerned about (dividend-paying stocks tend to be in defensive industries that are consistent performers in any economy), but investors should pay close attention to see if there are other reasons to be concerned about the company’s fundamentals. Some financially troubled companies will issue a high dividend to attract investors. Those investors are then left holding the bag when the company cannot meet its dividend obligation.

Success with high-yield dividend stocks can be enhanced by reinvesting dividends. Many companies offer dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) that make it easy for investors who do not need the regular income to reinvest the dividends to buy additional shares of the company's stock. Over time this strategy has been proven to increase an investor's total return.

Introduction

Investing in high-quality dividend stocks is a proven way for investors to grow their wealth. Although often thought of as the domain of retirees and other risk-averse investors, dividend stocks are a solid choice for investors of all styles. The reason dividend stocks merit a close look is that they offer investors a two-pronged benefit of regular, predictable income and the opportunity for capital growth.

Even though there is an allure to dividend stocks, there are many investment advisors that would say income-oriented investors should look at bonds because they will pay a fixed interest rate that is not subject to the whims of the market. That may have been true in the past. However, since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007, U.S. treasury yields have been at historic lows. This has added to the appeal of dividend stocks which pay a higher yield than what investors can get by investing in U.S. government debt. An added benefit to owning dividend stocks is their ability to generate additional capital growth through share price appreciation.

In this article, we'll take a closer look at what a dividend yield is, why it is an imperfect metric for choosing a well-performing dividend stock and one of the characteristics that most dividend stocks have in common. We'll close the article by reviewing dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) that allow investors the ability to buy additional shares of the company and potentially increase their total return.

What is a dividend yield?

A company’s dividend yield is a measure of how much money per share a company pays out as a dividend. The yield is expressed as a percentage. The formula for dividend yield is:

Annual dividend per share/price per share

For example, a company with a share price of $100 that pays a $5 dividend per share will have a dividend yield of 5%.

5/100 = .05 (5%)

What are high-yield dividend stocks?

While there is no particular percentage that constitutes a stock as having a high dividend yield, you can compare it to stocks in its sector that have a similar market cap. In some cases, a dividend yield of around 4% is considered high yield. However, there are some sectors where a 2-3% dividend is considered an exceptional yield. A high-yield dividend stock can be defined as a stock that has an above-average yield for its sector.

Why not just choose stocks with the highest dividend yields?

Dividend yields are not as significant to investors as the amount of the actual dividend per share. This is because share prices and dividend yields can have an inverse relationship. If a stock that was trading at $80 per share with a $4 per share dividend (a 5% dividend yield) suddenly shoots up to $85 per share but keeps its dividend at 4%, the dividend yield will decline (in this case to 4.7%). An investor could look at the lower yield and think the company has reduced the dividend when, in fact, they will receive the same dividend. The difference is they will also have realized capital growth. This is one of the benefits of dividend stocks in general, the ability to have income and growth.

The opposite is also true. If the company saw its share price go down to $75 per share but kept the $4 per share dividend, the yield will increase. Does this mean that investors would get more? No. In both cases, an investor that owned 100 shares of stock would receive a $400 annual dividend ($100 paid per quarter).

The takeaway from this is that investors should not chase a high yield and instead look at the company's track record. A high-yield dividend is only significant if the company can consistently pay.

What does a high-yield dividend mean?

Despite not being a 100% accurate predictor of a company’s overall financial position, high dividend yield is generally considered to be a sign of financial strength. Companies that issue dividends will typically go to great lengths to preserve, and even, increase their dividend. The best of the best have names such as dividend princes, dividend aristocrats, and dividend kings. These designations mean that a company has increased its dividend per share (not the yield) for 10, 25, or 50 years respectively.

Dividend stocks are defensive stocks

When it comes to rewarding shareholders, companies have a few options. Young companies that are seeking growth will reinvest their profits back into their business. This will allow their share price to rise and allow shareholders to get the benefit of capital growth. As a company matures, their opportunity for growth through reinvestment may get smaller. When this happens, they may decide to reward their shareholders by paying a dividend.

Dividend-paying companies share the characteristic of being in defensive industries. A defensive industry is one that holds up in any economy. During bull markets, these stocks will not show the highest growth but during bear markets, they will hold their share price better. It's the difference between riding a roller coaster or a carousel. Growth stocks can be a thrill ride, but investors have to stomach a lot of turbulence to lock in gains. Riding a carousel may move you up and down. From a capital growth standpoint, you may even feel like you're moving around in circles. But even if you wind up back where you started from a capital growth standpoint, you'll still have those dividends that will make the ride worthwhile.

Two special kinds of dividend stocks that investors should look into are real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business development companies (BDCs). Both types of companies are required to pay out at least 90% of their taxable income as dividends. Many of these companies will pay their dividends monthly rather than quarterly which can provide an additional benefit for fixed income investors.

Why dividend reinvestment plans just work

Another good strategy to make money from dividend stocks is to get into the habit of re-investing dividends. Income investors who are in their retirement years may want, and/or need, the steady income that these regular dividend checks provide. However, for investors with a longer time horizon, a dividend reinvestment plan (or DRIP) may be the way to go. With a DRIP, the regular dividend payment an investor receives goes into purchasing more shares of the company stock.

For example, Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) pays a dividend of right around 4%. Their share price is currently around $90. If an investor held 500 shares, their investment in DUK would be $45,000. When it came time for a dividend to be issued, they would receive 1% every quarter (the dividend yield always reflects an annual total dividend – in this case, 4% annually) of the total value of their holdings. In this case, one percent would be $450. By reinvesting that money they would own an additional five shares of DUK. By the end of the year, if the stock price and dividend remained the same, the shareholder would own an additional twenty shares of the company stock.

But that only tells part of the story. As the dividend gets reinvested the total investment increases. Even if DUK’s stock stays at $90 exactly, when the next quarter comes around, the dividend would be calculated off of $45,450. This would add an additional $4 to the dividend. And the investor may receive even more if the company has a history of increasing their dividend. 

Of course, the share price is affected by market conditions. If you reinvest your dividends in a company and the stock goes down, you will be buying more shares. If the share price goes up, you will be buying fewer shares. Still, a company’s dividend announcement is usually independent of their share price and reflects a company’s overall financial health.

The final word on investing in high-yield dividend stocks

When looking at dividend stocks to invest in, a lot of attention is given to dividend yield. The dividend yield is the announced dividend per share divided by the company’s share price. Historically, a company that has an above-average dividend yield for its sector is considered to be financially stable. Many companies who issue dividends take great pride in providing this value to shareholders and will go to great lengths to not only continue the dividend but increase it. Most dividend-paying stocks are defensive stocks. This means that they may not achieve the fantastic growth of other stocks, but they will not be as volatile. This is what makes them appropriate for income-oriented investors who are looking for a steady, predictable stream of income that does not require them to dip into the principal balance.



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